Sat, Mar 25|
Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium
LOS ANGELES - in conversation with Kathleen Hanna plus live performance by Sextile
EVENT SOLD OUT - See below for youtube streaming link.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2:00 PM PDT
Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
About the event
This program is at reservation capacity, but can still be enjoyed via the library's YouTube channel, which can be found here
"We love punk, that’s why we want to change it." — Kathleen Hanna
In the 90s, Kathleen Hanna began a feminist dialogue with "Riot Grrrl" and her band Bikini Kill. A decade later, James Spooner sought to point the spotlight toward the Black and POC experience with his film Afro-Punk.
The punk rock community gives its members the agency to center their stories. For the first time, join these punk pioneers in conversation. Using Spooner’s award-winning graphic novel memoir The High Desert as a jumping point, he and Hanna will discuss their lives of resistance and reaction within punk.
Followed by a special live performance by the band Sextile.
Sextile combines the raw political energy of 70’s punk with intricately sophisticated structures from 80’s post-punk and synthwave. The genre-bending project has a devout following in the Los Angeles underground, and currently consists of members, Brady Keehn, Melissa Scaduto and Cameron Michel.
Reservations are not required but highly encouraged. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Also streaming live on the library's YouTube channel.
Those attending this program will have an opportunity to win a free copy of High Desert: Black. Punk. Nowhere.
This LA Made program was made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.